This hearty pasta only requires 20 minutes of prep, and even less oven time. Comfort food at its best, this bake has it all - penne, ground beef, vegetables, a creamy tomato sauce and melted cheese.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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1/2 cup Philadelphia Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Product
3 Tbsp. milk
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 jar (650 mL) Classico di Napoli Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
1 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix cream cheese product and milk until blended. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, brown meat with vegetables in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add cream cheese mixture, pasta sauce and 1/2 cup mozzarella; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until mozzarella is completely melted.
Drain pasta. Add to meat mixture; mix lightly. Spoon into 2-L casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining mozzarella. Cover.
Bake 15 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 10 min.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Substitute Italian sausage for the ground beef.
Prepare using your favorite flavour of pasta sauce, such as marinara, mushroom or garden vegetable.
Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 21 g
Saturated fat 11 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 760 mg
Total carbohydrate 63 g
Dietary fibre 5 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 31 g
4 servings, 2 cups (500 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.